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Kristina Girke is a German artist, currently living in Berlin, Germany.

 

In her art she is dealing with an artistic form of the "Palimpsest". The term "Palimpsest" is used to describe a parchment, a manuscript or palimpsest or in the case of the artist Kristina Girke a canvas that through scraping and washing imbues a new meaning.

 

Coming and going find a synergy. On large format canvases every layer is even more apparent. Selective removal of the surface, experienced and forgotten time periods are then carefully revealed. Here the artist takes on the methodology of an archaeologist. Thus events, occurrences from our collective memory reappear as metaphors in Kristina Girke's work. These are metaphors for the passing time. The final  layer of paint is a brilliant, color spectrum, that flows through the present, It is vibrant and in motion.

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Kristina Girke

Born 1968 in Halle (Saale), Germany

Study of Medicine at Martin-Luther-University Halle und Humboldt-University Berlin

Study of Painting at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee and 'Art in Context' at University of Arts Berlin

Diploma, Honour as "Meisterschüler" at Katharina Grosse, Master of Arts

2004 - Lecturer in Painting at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee, Berlin

Lives and works in Vancouver/ Canada and Berlin/ Germany


Solo Exhibitions

2020

Griffins, Elves, Faeries, Whales ... and All About Spirits, The Gallery Cove Commons, Bowen Island BC / Canada

2018-19

Palimpsest, Galerie Schmalfuss, Marburg / Germany

 

Palimpsest, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Institut f. Kirchenbau und Moderne Kunst, Marburg / Germany

2017

Anderwelten, Galerie Rother Winter, Wiesbaden / Germany

 

art KARLSRUHE 2017, ONE ARTIST SHOW: Kristina Girke, Art Fair Karlsruhe / Germany

2016

Heroen von Utopia, Art Foundation St. Matthäus, Berlin / Germany

 

Geometrie des Unmöglichen, Kunstverein Trier / Germany

2015

Ich bin. Also male ich. 37. Kabinettausstellung Bischofsetage, Stiftung St. Matthäus Berlin / Germany

2014

TAXUS ROSEN - eine malerische Setzung, Foundation Kloster Ilsenburg, Ilsenburg / Germany

2013

Sacred Destinations, Kunstverein Salzgitter, Museum Schloss Salder, Salzgitter / Germany

2012

Geometrie des Himmels, Galerie Wild, Zürich / Switzerland

2011

Beim Frühstück hat sich Gott verkrümelt, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin / Germany

2010

Running Away From Paradise, Michael Schultz Gallery Seoul / Korea

 

Urknall, CAS – Contemporary Art Space Salzburg / Austria

2009

Vorsicht Explosiv!, Galerie Schilling Contemporary, Stuttgart / Germany

 

Das siebente Ornament, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin / Germany

2007

Terpentine Turbulenzen, Galerie Schilling Contemporary, Stuttgart / Germany

2006

Kulturschäden, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin / Germany

2005

Der Irrgarten, Galerie Schilling Contemporary, Stuttgart / Germany

2004

Laut singen am Wasserfall, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin / Germany

2002

Dresdner Bank, Berlin / Germany

 

FlashGo!, CBB Holding AG, Berlin / Germany

2000

MountainToys, Städtische Galerie Marktschlößchen, Halle (Saale) / Germany

1999

Fremd, Ethnological Museum, Staatliche Museen Berlin / Germany

1998

Los Destinos Sagrados, Galería SALAR, Centro de Artés y Comunicación, La Paz / Bolivia

 

Autoretratos de l'Alma, GOETHE-Institut La Paz / Bolivia

 

 

Group Exhibitions

2016

ProletariArt, CBU Art Gallery Sydney, NS / Canada

 

Winterreise, Gallery Wild/ Zurich at St. Johann, Konstanz / Germany

2015

FULL HOUSE, Kunsthalle Erfurt at Molsdorf Palace, Erfurt / Germany

 

Sicher ist, dass nichts sicher ist, Kunstverein Soest e.V., Soest / Germany

2014

drawn - gezeichnet - dessiné, Kunstverein Bodenburg e.V., Bodenburg / Germany

2013

Winterreise, Galerie Wild, Zürich / Switzerland

2012

Richard J. Massey Foundation – White Box Arts and Humanity Award, White Box Gallery, New York / USA

 

Spring Group Show, 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York / USA

2011

Fragments of Indian Sum, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin / Germany

 

Kleine Welten, Contemporary Art Space Salzburg / Austria

2009

Selection of XV Biennial of Cerveira at LX Factory, Lisbon / Portugal

 

XV. Internacional Biennial of Cerveira, Vila Nova de Cerveira / Portugal

 

Foxtrott Saxonia, Kunsthalle Dresden / Germany

 

Neo-Anachronism, Por Amor à Arte Galeria, Porto / Portugal

2008

Mountain View, Michael Schultz Gallery, Seoul / Korea

 

Close-Up, Por Amor À Arte Galeria, Porto / Portugal

2007

Salzmond, Kunstraum Klosterkirche, Traunstein / Germany

 

Galerie Kampl, München / Germany

2006

dick aufgetragen, Galerie Helmut Leger, München / Germany

 

Der blaue Engel, Galerie Bekker vom Rath, Frankfurt (Main) / Germany

 

RIO, Artnews Projects, Berlin / Germany

2005

Pintura y escultura de la colección Irene Cabez y Ignacio Munoz, Fundación Antonio Pérez, Cuenca / Spain

 

back to the line, Kunsthalle Dresden / Germany

 

Vier gewinnt - Kunst aus Berlin, Galerie Peerlings, Krefeld / Germany

2004

Die Jägerprüfung, Garage Oberhausen, Galerie Peter Tedden, Duesseldorf / Germany

 

Berlin Now, Galerie Jörg Hasenbach, Antwerpen / Belgium

 

Arena, Kunstverein Talstraße e. V., Halle (Saale) / Germany

 

Made in Germany, Galleria San Carlo, Milan / Italy

 

Der Mythos küsst den Alltag, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin / Germany

 

Berlin Now..., Galerie Levy Hamburg / Germany & Galería Castellana, Madrid / Spain

2003

Fit - For - Flexploitation, Villa Elisabeth, Berlin / Germany

2002

Galerie Wewerka, Berlin / Germany

 

MegaLink, Teatro Centro, Oberhausen / Germany

2001

15. Bundeskunstwettbewerb, Art and Exhibition Hall of Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn / Germany

1999

KunstRaum, Reinbeckhallen, Berlin / Germany

1998

Salon de Pintura Espontánea, SALAR - Centro de Artes y Comunicación, La Paz / Bolivia